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  • BrandskiBrandski

    Solid, complete, perfect for studio.

    Akai Professional MPK49Published on 08/22/14 at 02:34
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    MIDI / USB comprehensive enabling me with these knobs, faders, pads and buttons to control my VST and my expendeur hardware keyboard.

    UTILIZATION

    Key Semi-loud with velocity which is perfect for my use.
    MIDI is fully paramétrablable: MIDI Channel, Banks, MIDI CC and CP.
    You can record multiple user configuration internally.

    OVERALL OPINION

    For 3-4 years in my home studio.
    As for the live against it is difficult, it is very heavy and bulky.
    At first I used it to control all my DAW, I mainteant other hadware Machine Controller and therefore the knobs part fader MPK serves me.
    I would advise a more APC40 duo + single MIDI keyboard. The MPK is a very good choice to start.......
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    MIDI / USB comprehensive enabling me with these knobs, faders, pads and buttons to control my VST and my expendeur hardware keyboard.

    UTILIZATION

    Key Semi-loud with velocity which is perfect for my use.
    MIDI is fully paramétrablable: MIDI Channel, Banks, MIDI CC and CP.
    You can record multiple user configuration internally.

    OVERALL OPINION

    For 3-4 years in my home studio.
    As for the live against it is difficult, it is very heavy and bulky.
    At first I used it to control all my DAW, I mainteant other hadware Machine Controller and therefore the knobs part fader MPK serves me.
    I would advise a more APC40 duo + single MIDI keyboard. The MPK is a very good choice to start.
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  • tom808tom808

    Reliable Keyboard

    Akai Professional MPK49Published on 07/24/14 at 14:33
    Akai is know for quality, so this has 49 keys, on left side comes with pitch bend and modulation wheel which are very smooth and comfortable to use. You have 12 pads and modifiers for the pads which is usually used for sampling drums and sound loops, pads are very solid and if you have used any other Akai pads you know their well made. In the middle of the board you have the LCD screen which is clear to see, below you have buttons and knobs to adjust the Octaves tap tempo and setup the sound. On the right side you have 8 faders and 8 knobs to control different effects/parts of your DAW which can be all set up to your needs. This is a USB controller which makes it very easy to plug and......
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    Akai is know for quality, so this has 49 keys, on left side comes with pitch bend and modulation wheel which are very smooth and comfortable to use. You have 12 pads and modifiers for the pads which is usually used for sampling drums and sound loops, pads are very solid and if you have used any other Akai pads you know their well made. In the middle of the board you have the LCD screen which is clear to see, below you have buttons and knobs to adjust the Octaves tap tempo and setup the sound. On the right side you have 8 faders and 8 knobs to control different effects/parts of your DAW which can be all set up to your needs. This is a USB controller which makes it very easy to plug and play, it can be used for MAC and PC it includes Avid Pro Tools Express which i don't use

    UTILIZATION

    The basic part of it is the plug in and play keyboard with your DAW, it gets more confusing trying to connect the pads with sounds you need especially if you never used a MPC or MPD pad before, filters and knobs are easy and conformable to use, the selection is understandable and quick to process, this board is my secondary board currently because i found the pads to be uncomfortable over the top of keys, i bought a MPD32 to use for pads and i use a basic midi keyboard all my sounds are form the DAW plugins. The manual is Clear and easy to follow, the keys are good amount of soft i enjoyed them. Overall for a newb the setup might be confusing at first which you have to learn all the parts of it but after some hours you will understand all of it.

    OVERALL OPINION

    The price is great considering how much this board has to bring, i think personally its too much on a keyboard i like to have things separate like my pads controllers other keyboards but i did really like the Faders and the feel of the keyboard, i downgraded to a basic M audio 25 key and i bought the MPD 32 separately this feels better for me but i still keep the MPK49 for live use, I can had all my patches and settings set in one keyboard that makes it great, so the quality is very high I'm a big fan of Akai products but at the same time i like to keep it simple.
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  • mrcslmttmrcslmtt

    Disappointed ... For a reference like that!

    Akai Professional MPK49Published on 07/13/14 at 19:52
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    Reputation keyboard was essential in my choice, because I wanted a safe bet, I do not know yet much gear on my purchase level.

    UTILIZATION

    The affected is poor for my taste, too hard, and the springs of each button too hard. It's not worth a heavy hit (or even a light touch). No On / Off, forced to unplug the USB cable behind each time, and find the hole in each entrenchment ... It's heavy every time.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I for 5 years, and with the experience I would not repeat that choice clearly. I tried other models in the same price range, more expensive and less expensive, and all was better, even the simple keyboard 200 €. Pads (reputedly in with Akai MPC) are really bad......
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    Reputation keyboard was essential in my choice, because I wanted a safe bet, I do not know yet much gear on my purchase level.

    UTILIZATION

    The affected is poor for my taste, too hard, and the springs of each button too hard. It's not worth a heavy hit (or even a light touch). No On / Off, forced to unplug the USB cable behind each time, and find the hole in each entrenchment ... It's heavy every time.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I for 5 years, and with the experience I would not repeat that choice clearly. I tried other models in the same price range, more expensive and less expensive, and all was better, even the simple keyboard 200 €. Pads (reputedly in with Akai MPC) are really bad ......! Hyper Drive! Forced buggers above for the note / sample sounds ... And almost impossible to play the velocity because of this hardness, really nothing to do with the MPC pads which they are quality. Bugs and more with the keyboard that sends info twelve o'clock alone (that mute me in my tracks sessions on Logic Pro 9).
    In short, avoid! Despite being a reference in the middle, this keyboard has disappointed many. Orient you on another brand, really. Especially if you have the budget for this keyboard, there much better elsewhere.
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  • Flo RimonFlo Rimon

    Akai Professional MPK49Published on 07/11/14 at 07:15
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    The pad to have some kind of sampler.

    UTILIZATION

    Easy to use, but ... on sampler pads are super stiff, I changed mine to make it more sensitive.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use with reason.
    Except that the keys are rather heavy and hard pads.
    Money it's still okay!
  • armo95armo95

    Reliable and well thought

    Akai Professional MPK49Published on 04/08/14 at 07:27
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    The fact that there are pads and knobs in addition to the keyboard is a complete product.

    UTILIZATION

    The feel is right even if it is far from a heavy touch, but it is not a surprise, simple configuration, easy to use, I do not serve me the notice.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I tested several and master keyboards AKAI are part of the best value for money. The pads are excellent (this is the highlight of the brand), on the other hand USB connectivity is fragile, take care of it.
    I do it again the same choice even if in competition there is very good models now.
  • cahutmancahutman

    Good compromise

    Akai Professional MPK49Published on 03/28/14 at 06:31
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    I was looking for a keyboard with 8 faders and 49 at least 8 knobs, I hesitated with the competitor mpk in innovation, which has similar characteristics. Akai pads and the apegiateur integrated mpk motivated my choice.
    Power over USB is also a plus.

    UTILIZATION

    It is a semi-weighted keyboard touch, exceptional or disappointing for computer music (live or studio). As a pianist I use another keyboard 88 touch heavy for more expression.
    The config is pretty simple, it is sometimes refers to the manual for things like change the sensitivity of the pads that stuff, but if everything goes through the central screen rather clear for loading patches / management midi channels and other .......
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    I was looking for a keyboard with 8 faders and 49 at least 8 knobs, I hesitated with the competitor mpk in innovation, which has similar characteristics. Akai pads and the apegiateur integrated mpk motivated my choice.
    Power over USB is also a plus.

    UTILIZATION

    It is a semi-weighted keyboard touch, exceptional or disappointing for computer music (live or studio). As a pianist I use another keyboard 88 touch heavy for more expression.
    The config is pretty simple, it is sometimes refers to the manual for things like change the sensitivity of the pads that stuff, but if everything goes through the central screen rather clear for loading patches / management midi channels and other .

    OVERALL OPINION

    It's been about 2 years since he landed in my home studio, a big strong point I would say is its solid construction, it's ca akai and it shows! Faders and encoders are very strong and in two years of use nothing move.
    A small defect may be the sensitivity of the pads that even the most sensitive set are hard enough (I no longer use them too Ducou) compared to those of LPD8 yet also in akai but have a lot more responsive.
    The value for money for 300 euros is really good, I try to novation impulse 49 and general construction really seemed to me below the MPK.
    So yes with two years experience in this I would probably make the same choice.
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  • nobsnobs

    Awesome!

    Akai Professional MPK49Published on 03/10/14 at 00:53
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    Akai pad shortcuts to control the sequencer and robustness.

    UTILIZATION

    Durable and comfortable to play keyboard. It is rather easy to configure and menus are well thought out.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I for 4 years using Ableton Live and I have absolutely no desire to change.
    I find the quality / very good money.
  • Nadir douglasNadir douglas

    very good touch

    Akai Professional MPK49Published on 03/06/14 at 17:12
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    His pads and keyboard aftertouch

    UTILIZATION

    nice touch fairly simple manual config is first required

    OVERALL OPINION

    the +: Touch keypad, knob faders are accurate nothing to say, its reactivity

    the -: the pads too hard (but can upgrade to the "mpcstuff.com"), takes a little too much space

    this is my first keyboard and I'm very satisfied I think this keyboard has as its place in a studio for live, price a little expensive but I jpense refearis this choice
  • N-baseN-base

    not bad

    Akai Professional MPK49Published on 11/24/13 at 15:00
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    enssemble the keyboard, pads and all these knobs my reasons for this choice. midi in and out connections. usb

    UTILIZATION

    touch keyboard is pretty good for a keyboard of this price.
    the manual is a little void I admit, I mostly learned to use thanks to the tutorial on the internet. I started in with mao, so I took a little head (I used the rewire with ableton and reason) For a while it was certainly not easy with all the midi channels that is remote and company ... but I'm starting to enjoy with me!

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use it for almost 2 years
    I have not tried many model before buying (but I tried)
    I already love his keyboard in a pretty good feel for the range of this......
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    enssemble the keyboard, pads and all these knobs my reasons for this choice. midi in and out connections. usb

    UTILIZATION

    touch keyboard is pretty good for a keyboard of this price.
    the manual is a little void I admit, I mostly learned to use thanks to the tutorial on the internet. I started in with mao, so I took a little head (I used the rewire with ableton and reason) For a while it was certainly not easy with all the midi channels that is remote and company ... but I'm starting to enjoy with me!

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use it for almost 2 years
    I have not tried many model before buying (but I tried)
    I already love his keyboard in a pretty good feel for the range of this instrument. To them when the pads are to control the patterns in reason, to replace the battery uh ... these are just the pads!
    thanks to all banks pads and knobs, for the times I do not feel limited to what I use.
    quality report seems to me pretty good
    If I knew how I was too much hassle for me to use uhh ... I would hesitate but now that I have identified the beast I'm glad I invested in and it is a choice I do not regret, I think I would do
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  • Reno-TheplanktonReno-Theplankton

    Poor ....

    Akai Professional MPK49Published on 10/15/13 at 14:01
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    What characteristics have motivated your choice?

    I bought this keyboard was a time when I had little knowledge of the middle.

    UTILIZATION

    The touch keyboard is it nice? Is it for your use?

    Keyboard touch plastic, but nothing that is not advertised. 12 touch pads of concrete, to the point of adding pieces of scotch under the pads, see buy original MPC pads, otherwise prepare your hammer ....

    The knob and faders CONSTANTLY sending the signal modulation 0-8 notches .... Hell ... The bomb dust'll help you some time ...

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use it for 4 years. I had the opportunity to try many other models

    What is the particular feature you like best and least?

    Plus: The......
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    What characteristics have motivated your choice?

    I bought this keyboard was a time when I had little knowledge of the middle.

    UTILIZATION

    The touch keyboard is it nice? Is it for your use?

    Keyboard touch plastic, but nothing that is not advertised. 12 touch pads of concrete, to the point of adding pieces of scotch under the pads, see buy original MPC pads, otherwise prepare your hammer ....

    The knob and faders CONSTANTLY sending the signal modulation 0-8 notches .... Hell ... The bomb dust'll help you some time ...

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use it for 4 years. I had the opportunity to try many other models

    What is the particular feature you like best and least?

    Plus: The fact that without him, I do not have a keyboard.

    Minimum: The touch pads, the ghost signals knobs ....
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